Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Another Harbour - More Ice

Winter temperatures have revisited us the past two days, with a stiff Arctic breeze to boot.  It was -16°C here this morning, and though the sun came out and it was a beautiful day, it remained cold.  We headed out for a drive in that bright afternoon sun and ended up at Thornbury harbour, overlooking Georgian Bay again.

The harbour-master's cabin at the Thornbury Marina, with the Georgian Peaks Ski Club on Blue Mountain in the distance.  Obviously the waves had been crashing on the rocks here, rapidly building up a heavy coating of ice on and over the boulders at this corner.

The roof, the boulders, even the picnic table were totally iced over, and we had to watch our footing to avoid the ice on the sidewalk.

The ice on the boulders ranged from several inches thick near the waterline, to a thin slimy looking film up on top of the breakwall.

But it was a little patch of shrubs behind the boulder wall that looked most interesting in its coating of white ice.  Take a look at these:

Just like a heavy ice storm, but limited to a small patch where the waves from Georgian Bay had crashed over the boulder wall.

Even the small patch of grass had been iced!  An unexpected tiny patch of beauty on a cold afternoon.

18 comments:

  1. Frozen beauty! Love these shots!

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  2. Wonderful photos and BRR looking! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  3. Everything is beautiful, those icicles are stunning, and the Bay, what a place to be able to visit in winter. Thanks for your lovely words on my blog .

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  4. Absolutely beautiful, ice provides a never ending and always changing visual treat.

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  5. Incredible how the ice coats the shrubbery! Excellent photos.

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  6. These are beautiful and scary looking at the same time. Thanks for the great shots. :-)

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  7. Oh my gosh that is COLD! I cannot even imagine how really cold it is. BRRRRR!!
    MB

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  8. When it comes to ice sculptures Georgian Bay as talent.

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  9. Hello, the ice could pass for sculptures. Beautiful scenes and photos. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  10. Brrrrr! The ice is beautiful, and I'm grateful you braved the cold to share its beauty with us. But I'm really ready for warmth!

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  11. The ice certainly looks fascinating to the eye, what it does to surfaces. The harbour master's building looks geared towards its surroundings in mind.

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  12. wow great ice encrusted images.

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  13. That ice cover is amazing and beautiful.

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  14. ouch minus 16 deg celsius is way colder than what we get here but you get the beautiful scenery that goes with it. Ours is quite boring in winter.

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  15. Oh, my goodness, such beautiful shots...ice sure makes beautiful pictures.

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